MonitorMyMac
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Takes timed screenshots and/or snapshots from your iSight/webcam.   Demo ($10.00)
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MonitorMyMac takes timed snapshots of your computer screen(s) and / or takes snapshots from your connected Webcam. These images are stored locally (or remotely) and are also optionally uploaded to your FTP server meaning they can they be accessed from anywhere with Internet Access.

  • Snapshots of your Screen and/or Webcam at Timed Intervals
  • Full Stealth Capability
  • Save Images to a Quicktime Movie / Slideshow
  • Built in Image Viewer
  • Stores Your Images Locally or on a Shared Device
  • Automatically Upload Images to FTP Server
  • Ability to convert Selected
What's New
Version 1.5.1:
  • Now CodeSigned for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion GateKeeper
  • OS X 10.7 Lion Compatible
  • Intel Only
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Jimturney commented on 18 Jun 2010
Like others, I intend to use this app for stolen Mac recovery. It would be much more valuable for that purpose with whatever geo location info is possible to include with each snap (particularly WiFi ID and IPs), preferably in the EXIF data. This can be raw data that isn't converted to human readable location until necessary.

I suggest there also be a feature to automatically save only the last X number of snaps on the FTP server (or DAV, why not Dropbox and MobileMe) so that if the owner leaves this app on, the server isn't filled with useless snaps.

If the Mac is stolen, the snaps can be saved from the directory on the server before they are over-written by the newer snaps, allowing location data and snaps to help track down the perps and recover the Mac, and probably other items stolen.

My web dev apps are able to poll the server for file versions so that is why I think FTP/DAV can also be used to delete the oldest snaps on the server. I suggest the number of snaps saved on the server should be optional, as well as the snap interval. I would leave at least the last 200-300 on the server.
[Version 1.3.0]


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nighthawk090 commented on 29 Jul 2009
Yes, motion detection would be great.....wondering what the response would be, am thinking about buying it now, but having screenshots at wide intervals might miss something, taking screenshots in small intervals takes up too much space/bandwidth.........no motion detection to get only what I need to see that is moving in front of my computer/in the room is making me lean away from purchase at this time......
[Version 1.2.6]


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ziozio commented on 15 Jul 2009
Hello.
I would like to know if this app can take shots only when isight "notice" some activity, because I could use it in order to survey my room when I'm not at home.
(sorry for my bad english)
[Version 1.2.4]

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Arten Science (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2009
Hi

There is no motion detection in this release of MMM, if the demand is there a future release is likely to feature this ability.

Cheers

-Steve
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tecto replied on 29 Jul 2009
checkout periscope (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24797/periscope)
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Arten Science (developer) replied on 29 Jul 2009
Yep, I Know that program but what i dont know is whether there is any demand for the Motion Detection. Cheers - Steve
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Arten Science (developer) commented on 10 Jun 2009
Any ideas for additional functionality ? We are listening. steve@artenscience.co.uk
[Version 1.2.2]

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blablabla@dodgit.com replied on 13 Jul 2009
If you're using this software to recover a stolen computer, there's a downside. You don't really want the computer taking pictures and screenshots while you, (the legitimate owner) are using it. You only want ti doing that when it's stolen.

Perhaps you could have the program run in idle mode. All it does in idle mode is check an FTP server at some user-determined interval. When it logs in, it looks for a file called "stolen" in the directory. If it finds one, then it goes into picture taking / screenshot taking mode.

Just an idea.
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Arten Science (developer) replied on 14 Jul 2009
Thanks for that idea. That could work. I may implement something similar in a future version.

The way it is designed at the moment is that you set the Stealth version of MonitorMyMac to start when the computer starts. If you are the legit user you will just terminate the application. If the computer is then stolen the first time it is restarted MMM starts recording ...
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Steve Cholerton rated on 25 Jan 2011

[Version 1.4.0]


Downloads:3,610
Version Downloads:764
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:31 Aug 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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MonitorMyMac takes timed snapshots of your computer screen(s) and / or takes snapshots from your connected Webcam. These images are stored locally (or remotely) and are also optionally uploaded to your FTP server meaning they can they be accessed from anywhere with Internet Access.

  • Snapshots of your Screen and/or Webcam at Timed Intervals
  • Full Stealth Capability
  • Save Images to a Quicktime Movie / Slideshow
  • Built in Image Viewer
  • Stores Your Images Locally or on a Shared Device
  • Automatically Upload Images to FTP Server
  • Ability to convert Selected Images to a Quicktime Movie
  • User Definable Image Quality and Snapshot Interval
  • Three Webcam Image Size Choices
  • Easy Archive Facility
  • Support for Dual Monitors
  • Speech Capability
  • Activity Log with TimeStamp
  • Can Capture the Dashboard and 'All Spaces'
  • Supplied with an 18 Page Manual in PDF Format
  • Supplied as a Universal Binary for Mac OSX
  • Easy to use, Modern, Attractive, Clean and Minimal Interface
  • Requires No Installation
  • Can be run from a USB drive
  • Low CPU and Memory Footprint
  • Easily Customised with Many Preferences Options
  • Big Brother to the Popular ScreenAudit Software
  • Remembers the Locations and Sizes of All Windows


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